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Letter: Enough is enough

Regarding Brad Gates’ letter of July 1, you ask, “Was it the marijuana tourist who came to Colorado and voted marijuana legal, or was it you and your neighbor? I’m pretty sure it was you and your neighbor, correct me if I am wrong.”

Well you are wrong. It wasn’t my neighbor, and it wasn’t me, and it wasn’t the 40 some percent of the state that voted against it, either. I accept that recreational pot is legal now, but the current debate seems to be centered on how many pot shops are enough.

Glenwood’s Vaudeville Revue has invested time and money refurbishing its new home, and a fine place it is. An evening watching and laughing, a chance to escape life outside for a couple of hours, I’ll be damned if I would sit for a show surrounded by the stench of pot when a shop opens next door to it.

There is little chance for successfully eliminating the offensive odor permeating the old walls, ducts, cracks and just flowing out on the sidewalk. I would no longer patronize the Revue simply to avoid wondering which table the skunk was under. Many things in this day and age are legislated, a loud stereo late at night, garbage in a neighbor’s yard, parking in a handicapped space, all seemingly innocuous, but they offend someone. Glenwood’s decision makers were right to stand firm and say enough is enough.

Gary Kirchberg

New Castle


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